Binding Virtual Data

The Ignite UI for Web Components Data Table / Data Grid supports binding to remote datasources with one line of code. With the Web Components data table’s Virtual Data Source, you simply configure the Web Components grid with your remote URI and which OData Entity you’d like returned, and the Web Components grid does the rest of the work for you.



In addition to the core and Web Components data grid packages you will also have to install the datasources package.

  • npm install --save igniteui-webcomponents-core
  • npm install --save igniteui-webcomponents-grids
  • npm install --save igniteui-webcomponents-datasources

Required Modules

The IgcLiveGridComponent requires the following modules:

import './odatajs-4.0.0';
import { ModuleManager } from 'igniteui-webcomponents-core/ES2015/module-manager';
import { IgcLiveGridModule } from "igniteui-webcomponents-grids/ES2015/igc-live-grid-module";
import { IgcLiveGridComponent } from "igniteui-webcomponents-grids/ES2015/igc-live-grid-component";
import { ODataVirtualDataSource } from "igniteui-webcomponents-dataSource/ES2015/ODataVirtualDataSource";


Code Snippet

Now that the Web Components data grid module is imported, the next step is the basic configuration of the Web Components grid that binds to remote data. Create the virtual datasource. Assign the url where the data will be retrieved from to the baseUri property. Setting the entitySet property will inform which table to retrieve from the virtual datasource.

<igc-live-grid id="grid"

Assign the data source to the grid.

private virtualData: ODataVirtualDataSource;
// ...
const vds = new ODataVirtualDataSource();
vds.baseUri = ("");
vds.entitySet = ("Orders");
this.virtualData = vds;
const vds = new ODataVirtualDataSource();
vds.baseUri = ("");
vds.entitySet = ("Orders");

let grid1 = (document.getElementById("grid") as IgcLiveGridComponent);
grid1.dataSource = vds;